Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

December 12, 2011
Field Hearing in Illinois: Is Uncertainty Contributing to the Jobs Crisis: The Views of Local Illinois Small Businesses
On Monday, December 12, at 10:00 am, the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing entitled Is Uncertainty Contributing to the Jobs Crisis: The Views of Local Illinois Small Businesses. The hearing took place at the Woodstock City Hall located at 121 West Calhoun Street, Woodstock, Illinois.

Small businesses are the historic source of job creation in the economy, accounting for nearly 7 of 10 new jobs.  However, many small businesses have expressed an unwillingness to hire, citing their uncertainties over the direction or outcome of federal policies that impact their bottom line and their ability to remain competitive. The subcommittee heard from local businesses regarding these concerns and listen to their recommendations on how the federal government could promote a business climate that could be more conducive to job creation.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Eric Treiber, President and CEO, Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc., Bensenville, IL
  • Perry Moy, Owner, Plum Garden, McHenry, IL
  • Craig Larsen, Founder/President, AHC Advisors, Inc., St. Charles, IL
  • Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Press Release